Featuring a selection of some of our most popular teas, this gift is sure to please the tea enthusiast. We have chosen teas from a variety of categories, so your tea lover can enjoy a great cup anytime of day (or night!). Packed in a bamboo box, our Tea Lover's Collection includes a handmade bamboo tea scoop and a half-ounce sample of each of the following teas:
Organic Dragon Well - Prized since the Tang Dynasty for its jade green color, mellow taste, floral aroma and flat, shiny leaves, Dragon Well is a pan-fired green tea that is refreshing and cooling with a nutty flavor reminiscent of roasted chestnuts and a sweet aftertaste. A revitalizing all-day tea or a digestive after a heavy meal.
Organic Green Darjeeling - This beautiful, long-leaf green tea from India's Makaibari Estate has a naturally sweet taste and a light floral note that is characteristic of teas from India's Darjeeling district.
Dong Ding Oolong - This classic, medium-oxidized oolong tea comes from Mr. Lin’s tea farm. It has a lightly floral and fruity flavor and a subtle sweetness that lingers in the throat. Careful processing of this tea is evident in all its aspects: the deep green handpicked leaves, rich aroma, and golden liquor.
Organic Keemun - Known as the "Burgundy" of black teas, this rare hairpoint grade Keemun is handmade by a special processing technique that produces tightly twisted and curly leaves. The result is a tea with a delicate and balanced flavor with notes of roasted sugarcane, orchids, cocoa and red wine. Makes a very elegant afternoon or evening tea.
Organic White Peony - White Peony is a traditional style of white tea originating from China. Our White Peony is picked in the early spring and carefully crafted from a mix of light and dark green leaves and lots of silvery buds. White Peony has a fresh bamboo aroma, a full-bodied mouth feel and a lightly sweet flavor with notes of melon and grape. Refreshing and cooling, White Peony pairs well with most foods and is especially good with sweets.
Each sample packet brews about 5 - 7 cups of tea.
Organic Dragon Well - Use 1 teaspoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steaming gently (about 160º F). Steep 2 - 3 minutes. Good for multiple infusions.
Organic Green Darjeeling - Use 2 - 3 tsp. per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steaming (180º F). Let steep 2 minutes. Good for multiple infusions.
Dong Ding Oolong - Use 1 teaspoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water to 180º F. Let steep 3 - 5 minutes. Good for multiple infusions. Try gongfu style.
Organic Keemun - Use 1 teaspoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water to boiling. Let steep 4 - 5 minutes.
Organic White Peony - Use 1 tablespoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steaming (180º F). Let steep 3 - 4 minutes. Good for multiple infusions.
Organic Dragon Well - China, Zhejiang Province
Organic Green Darjeeling - India, Darjeeling, Makaibari Estate
Dong Ding Oolong - Taiwan, Nantou County, Lugu Village
Organic Keemun - China, Anhui Province
Organic White Peony - China, Fujian Province, Fuding